Actually purchased this vehicle as a first for my teen. Heard and seen much of the Diamante and Galant but not this particular model. Figured it was a lower end of their line due to it's reasonable price. Have to admit I was pleasantly surprised with all it had to offer. Has much of the options one would normally pay extra for in any car, but it's smooth and stable performance for a 4-cylinder on the road is what impressed me most. Only drawbacks I currently see is it's hard seats and foresee difficulty in DIY periodic and required maintenance. All in all however, a QUIET performer�a well kept secret.
The day i got my Lancer Evo..I almost went nuts. I went to the dealership to to get the car, look at it, and inspect every lovely detail on it. Then came the paperwork. It took guite a long time, but i eventually got it. As I was driving it home, i could just feel the power as I was accelerating around curves and rocketing down the interstate. Boy was it amazing. Now I still have the Lancer Evo and I have just used as a show car now. Its got BK Racing wheels on it with Falken tires. Exhaust system, and Body Kit. Now I have a Chevy Avalanche.. On 24' wheels.. Its goin crazy sonnnnnn!!!!!!!
I recently traded in my Suzuki (great car, by the way) and test drove a Mitsubishi Lancer ES. It was great, very peppy but I could still maintain a decent speed... It's very comfortable for my commute in that I drive almost 65 miles a day, and it is so quiet.. I don't have to blare my radio whenever a semi passes me on the highway. The only thing I do not like about the car is the dash... for the beauty of the car, the radio and environment controls are incredibly dull; they don't seem to fit the overall appearance of the car. I haven't ever owned a Mitsu, but I have had a Suzuki in the past (my baby!) and I can only hope that the dependability matches the Suzuki. From what I've read, it seems pretty secure to say it will.